If you are talking about brands, Head, Salomon, K2, Rossignol, Nordica. If you mean styles of skis, park and pipe, all mountain, powder, race and performance. The difference between race skis and performance skis is that race skis are made for racing on a race track for a professional, performance skis are made to use on regular runs at fairly high speeds for the advanced to expert recreational skier.
usually anywhere you can buy atomic alpine skis
Salomon makes ski bindings for oversized skis, driver skis, Z10 and Z12 skis, steel skis, Guardian skis, various variety of STH skis and non-STH skis.
for different types of skiing such as racing or cross country or ski jumping etc.
Check out the article in the link below with some great videos on all of the different types of skis available. It does a good job explaining what kind of skis to get.
It is not the type of Skis or board..it is the person skiing or boarding. The skill level of the person also plays a factor in that. But there is different types of skis or boards you can chose from.
Most likely because there is a bigger chance that you will fall out of your skis while skiing alpine. Also in Cross Country technique sometimes you need to lift up your heel.
yes there are different skis for men and women the difference is the radius
Freestyle skiing equipment is very similar to alpine equipment. Some freestyle skiers prefer to have ski jackets and other pieces of clothing looser than normal, this restricts there movements less, as there having to bend and flip around. Skis for freestyle skiers are also different, they have twin tip skis that allow them to ski backwards or land backwards after jumps, they are also shorter than what the normal alpine skis should be for your height.
depending on your height and ability, they range from about 140 cm to 190 cm in general
Downhill or Alpine skiing, is a sport in which you ride a chair lift up a mountain and put two planks on your feet. You then slide down on your "skis". There are different kinds of alpine skiing including: freestyle skiing (doing tricks) alpine racing (skiing as fast as you can around gates), and just going out to have fun!
Cross countries skis require a different type of boot. These boots only attach to the ski at the toe allowing your heel to move off the ski as you move. On downhill skis your entire boot is attached to the ski. You can read more about the differences here http://skiing.about.com/od/beginning skiers/a/ccdownhill.htm
There are different hights.
Wood and fiberglass are the most common for the core but you can also have carbon fiber, the edges are made of metal, modern day skis are carbon steel but older skis can have chrome type, such as those used in cutlery. Thetopsheet, graphics and bases are made out of various kinds of plastics.
That depends on what you mean by regular bindings. You can use cross-country bindings but not alpine bindings.
All-MountainThis ski is ideal for those who like to ski all areas on a mountain. It performs as well on groomed trails as on moguls and also handles well in powder. Built with an hour-glass shape, these skis are easier to turn than other straight-edged models. If you are an intermediate skier who enjoys being able to navigate any terrain a mountain may hand you, this is the ski for you. FreerideThese skis are designed for the ambitious trickster. Most have twin tips, which means that they turn up at both ends. This allows for easy backward skiing, making tricks and jumps more exciting. If you spend most of your time in the terrain park or the half pipe and eagerly anticipate the day when you'll be able to throw a perfect daffy, these are your boards. Most brands make at least a few models of freeride skis--just be sure to look for the ones with twin tips. RecreationalThis ski is for the all-around newbie. It is soft and short, making it easy to control. For those who prefer to spend the day cutting up corduroy, these skis perform well under beginner and intermediate conditions. If you ski just a few times a year and avoid moguls and powder like the plague, strap these skis on for a fun, stress-free day on the mountain. PowderPowder skis are wide, light and long to create the snow equivalent of a surfboard experience. In its article about choosing downhill skis, REI explains that because of their increased surface area, these skis will float any skier through powder. If you regularly ski in deep powder or you live in places like the Rocky Mountains or the Pacific Northwest, these may be a good choice for you. The skis don't handle well on hard-packed terrain, so don't bother if you generally ski groomers or ice. RacingRacing skis are obviously made for racers. Specifically built to turn on a dime at high speeds, these skis are really only useful if you are already a racer. According to the Ultimate Online Ski Shop, they are stiffly built to absorb vibrations, thus allowing them to carry a skier at faster speeds than softer alpine skis. If you haven't recently donned a GS suit and bombed a slalom course, you can probably skip these skis. Read more at Trails.com: The 5 Types of Alpine Skis | Trails.com http://www.trails.com/list_24783_types-alpine-skis.html#ixzz1HXMWl9DA
Women's skis have the waist and binding farther forward compared to men's skis to compensate for women's lower centers of gravity and added weight in the rear. Because of lower weights and lower centers of gravity, women's skis also tend to be more flexible for proper turning. Women's skis are also more dramatically curvy than men's skis to make the ski turn better. On straight skis, man or woman, the rule is, "as tall as you or slightly shorter if you're a beginner, a foot taller if you're advanced or just really good." Longer skis can be dangerous, so you need to know what you're doing. On modern shaped or parabolic skis, beginner skis are around chin-height while advanced skiers may have skis up to their forehead or as tall as the skier. Shorter skis are good for beginners as they give more control and better turning. Longer skis get more speed.
For beginners-Skis, helmet, goggles, and boots More Experienced Racers-Race suit, shin guards, arm guards,and back protector
Peter Merton McGinnis has written: 'Skills tests for discrimination of alpine skiing ability' -- subject(s): Skis and skiing
the action of traveling over snow on skis, especially as a sport or recreation. Competitive skiing falls into two categories: Nordic (cross-country racing, jumping, and biathlon) and Alpine (downhill or straight racing, and slalom racing around a series of markers).
The best place one could find information about the different types of goggles the company K2 Skis sell would be at their official website or at a local K2 dealer.
Not unless you are a ski racer yourself, and were lucky enough to get top of the line equipment. World Cup skiers get the best race skis that their factory makes. They have many different pairs of the same type (downhill skis, for example) that they will test to see which are the fastest. Race skis are highly specialized and differ greatly from demo skis or skis that the public usually buys. You can see this reflected in the price. Race skis typically run $800-$1000 for the skis, not including bindings.
skis sold without bindings are flat skis
you'll need skis with binding and boots that match you'll also need poles and a helmet all these items need to be fitted to your personal size and shape
depends on the skis!